Great Homeowner Blower
I needed a lite weight machine because my wife an I have bad backs so at under 15lbs this was great. The machine starts on the second or third pull every time and is quiet. The air volume is very good for the size of the unit and moves piles of leaves with no problem. The cruise control is nice but I would like to see a separate kill switch on future models because I keep turning off the motor when I throttle down off cruise control.
October 27, 2013
So far this has been a much better model than another brand it replaced. It is lightweight, starts easily, has great blowing power and is less noisy than my last one. I'm very pleased with the product and would recommend it to others. It was a very good value for the price.
August 2, 2013
Big Power/Small Package
This blower is awesome! The assembly was easier than I expected and the directions were simple to follow and make sure to use a lubricant ( WD-40 etc...) when assembling the blow tubes. The blower started on the the second pull! I made sure to mix the 2cycle oil with premium gasoline. The blower is lightweight which is good for me (bad back) and it really gets the job done!!!
July 31, 2013
This is a great blower for just moving grass clippings or other small amounts of leaves. It is not a great blower for moving large piles of leaves.
June 22, 2013
Working well as expected
Starts immediately, first or second pull, ergonomics are great very natural, intuitive and light weight. Power will not be confused with larger top of the line models but this handles our acre and a quarter just fine. Value relative to smallest stihl backpack blower is ridiculous... Tried that at dealer's... Husky model is more machine for lower price...
May 16, 2013
Light and Compact yet Powerful
This blower is small and lightweight for a backpack blower yet it has great power for its size. If you get leaves piled too high it has some trouble and blower would at that point. I can run a whole tank of gas with even noticing that its on my back, my wife even enjoys using it to clean up around the yard. The only thing that I have found that is a little quirky is the cruise control level slowly reduces speed over time but nothing to cause concern.
January 28, 2013
Now what I expected from Husqvarna.
This is Husqvarna's entry level blower and I am surprised a company like Husqvarna built and offered an item like this. Plastic impeller and extremely under powered. I always used Husqvarna two cycle and the engine would only run half rpm after about the fifth use. Sounded like it had marbles in it. Took it to certified repair facility and engine has to be replaced. Luckily it was still under warranty. Spend the extra $50 and get the 150BT. The engine in the 150BT is twice as powerful and the two units don't even compare. Don't waste your time with this one. If you can't swing the extra cost, do yourself a favor and fill out all of the warranty paperwork online and save the receipt. Chances are your going to need it.
December 31, 2012
Just the Right Size!
The 130BT is a good quality backpack leaf blower. I have 3/4 of an acre, which is located within a national forest. I have a number of hardwoods on my property and I am surrounded by forest. I get A LOT of leaves! I have previously hand raked my property and my wife suggested getting a backpack leaf blower to make the job go faster. After much research I went with the 130BT. What use to take several days, now takes one! Love it.
The blower was easy to assemble, all I needed to do was attach the tubes and the hand control. Took two pulls on full choke to turn over and one pull with choke closed to start out of the box, and then one pull warm. After a fall of leaf blowing, she still starts from cold the same. Functions perfectly every time.
It's not heavy at all for all day usage, and the vibration only begins to bother me after multiple hours of continuous usage. The blower is powerful enough for blowing large amounts of heavy wet leaves and flies through at moving dry leaves.
Only complaint is that a flat nosed tube end was not included with blower. I purchased a flat nosed end after noticing that the blower works best and fastest when you are able to blow under the leaves and lift them off the ground to push them. The flat nosed tube end works best for this and should be included with the blower.
December 11, 2012